American Axle chairman Richard Dauch dies

Aug 05, 2013 | 06:16 PM |

Tags  American Axle & Manufacturing, Richard E. Dauch, obituary, General Motors, Volkswagen, Chrysler, Lee Iacocca

CHICAGO — Richard E. Dauch, 71, co-founder and executive chairman of American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., died Aug. 2, the auto supply company said.

Dauch joined General Motors Corp. as a management trainee in 1964, working at the Flint, Mich., assembly plant. He held several supervisory positions before being named plant manager of Chevrolet Spring & Bumper in Livonia, Mich., in 1973, and later became plant manager of the Detroit gear and axle manufacturing....





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